Gregory Stock at Foresight gathering
So I have been to the Foresight gathering last weekend. (See:
And big surprise, one of the speakers was Gregory Stock. May be I was
tired, but to me he's presentation was a bit boring. I am one third
into his book: "Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future"
which we want to talk about at our next Salon and so far it is
interesting and well written.
He reiterated that he does not see people getting uploaded (As in our
brain mapped and then recreated within a computer), because our
biology is essential to us. He is also questioning whether people
will augment their body. I guess he has not been to San Francisco
lately. What body manipulations are happening here already is quite
amazing. (see: http://larsplace.com/humor/images_humor/piercing.jpg)
One more story from the `Wow bin': Scientist have found a way to
control the movement of rats:
See you on the 17th of May, Mark.